OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Who We Are

This Region performs an oversight role for States in the Region that have primacy and regulate surface coal mining activities and reclamation on lands within their jurisdiction.


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Featured News and Stories

West Virginia and OSM Staff with Deputy Secretary Kate MacGregor and Lanny E. Erdos, discussing abandoned mine land reclamation in the state

Deputy Interior Secretary Kate MacGregor and Principal Deputy Director Lanny E. Erdos visit West Virginia mines and abandoned mine land reclamation projects.

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OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY 2020 AML Pilot Projects

OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY 2020 AML Pilot Projects

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Mountain State Broadband Expressway AML Pilot Project, Notice of Availability of Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Mountain State Broadband Expressway AML Pilot Project, Notice of Availability of Programmatic Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the public comment period for a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Mountain State Broadband Expressway.

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OSMRE's National Mine Map Repository Celebrates 50 Years of Mapping

OSMRE's National Mine Map Repository Celebrates 50 Years of Mapping

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Interior Regions Map for OSMRE

This is a map of the Unified Interior Regions for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Did You Know?

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Most coal consumed in the United States is used to generate electricity.
Coal is classified into 4 types: Subbituminous, Bituminous, Lignite, and Anthracite.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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